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Microsoft Word 2002 Backspace Trouble Please Help!


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;) i've been plagued by a problem for a bit now, and being a tech myself i've tried everything to figure it out to my limitations. i have office xp word 2002 installed on one of my computers. what happens is, when i highlight text and press the Backspace key, it doesn't delete the text, but instead jumps to the beginning of the line, and sometimes to the beginning of the selected text. i have uninstalled, reinstalled and still not right. i installed it on a second machine and it works fine. office 97/word 97 functions correctly on the troubled machine, but once office xp is back on, the backspace function is still on the fritz. notepad backspace functions correct, as well as wordpad... :tazz: anyone? thanks a bunch..

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thanks for all the help..
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Click start, control panel, add / remove, click Office, click change, click customize, remove tick from Word, click next

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar

Get tuneup trial

http://www.tune-up.com

run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

After the reboot, load the Office CD, click custom install, tick Word, then click run all from computer, install Word and reboot.

Go to Office Update, install any updates
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still does it after all that...its really annoying
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backed up data files, formatted and reinstalled XP PRO, then Office Xp, problem solved...still don't understand What the... happened, but its better now...
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tools>option >edit put a tick in typing replaces selection.
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[bleep]...where were you last week lol....thanks for the tip though!
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